VWBPE 2017 is fast approaching

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10th annual conference starts next week

The VWBPE 2017 conference officially opens next week on Wednesday 29th March through until Saturday 1st April 2017 in Second Life. The theme for this year is Legacy and it’s worth mentioning this will be the 10th anniversary of the annual conference.

VWBPE 2017 is a free to attend event and here are some of the exciting speeches ahead.

  • Ebbe Altberg will be attending this year and will be giving a speech about education and Second Life at 1pm SLT on Wednesday 29th March
  • Draxtor Despress will be giving a speech about VR and education at 3pm SLT on Saturday 1st April
  • John Lester will be giving a speech about virtual worlds at 4pm SLT on Saturday 1st April
  • Check out the VWBPE 2017 Calendar for all of the sessions ahead.

Please Note! 

These sessions will be in a private region. To get your invitation to attend you need to submit a question for our guests. Start thinking about what to ask! Questions must be submitted no later than Sunday March 26 at 11:59pm PST (extended from original March 20th deadline).

Want to bring a friend? Starting March 21st, the Rockcliffe Registration Portal will be open for people to register new avatars and find out more about the VWBPE conference in-world. Invite your friends to go to https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/ and follow the easy instructions to get started. We suggest that they come a day or two early to get oriented, so they don’t miss any part of the conference.

Volunteers Needed

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Some cool Kitely places to visit in 2017

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Kitely Login Screen – 18th March 2017

Kitely Welcome Center – central area

Kitely Welcome Area – nice pathways layout

Kitely Welcome Area – places to visit area

Kitely Welcome Area – meeting area


Freebie Mail 

Seanchai Library

Kitely sandbox regions

Cookie II welcome zone

Multiverse Dragon Masters

Serenity Island

There are many interesting places (worlds) to visit in Kitely, see here

Latest News

Useful Links

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New Second Life Community Platform Officially Launches

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On Tuesday 14th March Linden Lab officially launched the all new Second Life community platform to the world. At first glance the new community platform looks really nice with a whole new page layout with the main pages along the top. It’s now easier to view the forums, knowledge base, blogs, answers and to keep track of all activity.

Here is what the new Second Life community platform looks like now. Take a look today and spread the word. 🙂

Forums

Blogs

Knowledge Base

Answers

All Activity

Revamped Profile Section

The profile section in the top right has been revamped with a whole new drop down layout where you can find profile settings, manage followed content, account settings, ignored users and sign out

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Create Topics in the Forums

There is now a new +Create option to add new topics in the Second Life forums in a matter of seconds. Notifications and Inbox icons have been added to the top right to keep track of the latest activities.

New Search Box

There is now a new search box (with advanced search) where you can find out everything within the Second Life community platform. You can either search all the content, blog entries, knowledge base articles or by members.

Advanced search

You can search by the content type, date created, last updated and much more here.

These are still early days for the new launched Second Life community platform and work is still in progress to make it even better in the weeks ahead. So far I like the new updated version of the community platform and I believe in time this will will improve the Second Life experience for everyone.

Do you like the new Second Life community platform or do you prefer the old version layouts instead ?

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Avination Grid officially shuts down on OpenSim

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Farewell Avination Grid

According to Hypergrid Business latest blog post Avination Grid has officially shut down on OpenSim which is very sad news to hear about. Apparently the grid and company behind it has officially shut down after a series of financial problems in recent years.

Melanie Thielker who the owner of Avination Grid has confirmed the following:

  • The grid’s regions and user inventories are saved, but residents will lose any money they had in in-world currency“,
  • “Now, that effort is over, the company is shut down, and the brand is too damaged to try to recover it,”
  • We allowed the company to lapse because of the damage to the name Avination
  • We will shortly be able to provide avatars, inventories and regions from Avination in a new framework not called Avination.”
  • I’d like for people to have some assurance that the stuff is not lost,
  • Since Avination is bankrupt and dissolved, there is no money there to pay out,

3rd Avination Birthday Celebrations – September 2013

I first joined Avination on 17th January 2012 and since then I’ve blogged about the Avination grid from community events, big news stories, grid improvements and much more. Back then there were 592 regions, 43, 787 registered users with 3, 226 unique logins (past 30 days). The Avination viewer was 54.9MB in size back then running version 1.5.8.

On the Avination login screen updated recently in 2017 there are 81, 424 registered users, 492 regions with 399 unique logins (past 30 days). These screenshots are from my first day when I arrived at the welcome area of Avination.

Login Stats – 17th January 2012

Tutorial Island – 17th January 2012

My First Day back on 17th January 2012

It’s a real shame this is the end of Avination now and this is a huge loss for the OpenSim community moving forward I think.

Me in Avination – 2016

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SL Community Platform Update: The Knowledge Base Goes Live

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First preview of the revamped Knowledge Base

Late last month Linden Lab announced the start of revamp of the Second Life community pages including the forums, blogs, answers, knowledge base etc. On Friday 10th March the lab made a small announcement saying “Currently, we have turned on the Knowledge Base. Blogs and Forums will come soon – but for now those areas are still under construction. We will update as those become available“.

URL > https://community.secondlife.com/knowledgebase/english/

It’s good to see the Knowledge Base is back up and running again because it’s been offline since late last month. I would imagine next week the lab will switch on the blogs and forums etc hopefully.

The home page of the Second Life community platform now looks like this as of Sunday 12th March 2017.

New look Second Life Community main page

Stay tuned for further updates soon.

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New Sansar video released by Linden Lab

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On 7th March Linden Lab released a brand new video of Sansar showing what can be done in the new world. The video includes some amazing visuals. rendered movements and a brief look at the user interface. The video runs for 1 minute and 56 seconds. The video has already been viewed more than 10, 000 times on YouTube since yesterday.

There is a glimpse of places to explore, the Sansar store (marketplace), the realistic avatars you can use and the tools available to create personal experiences. The graphics look really nice and I think it’s going to impress people who are used to Second Life graphics.

The narrator says that Sansar is revolutionary and it’s unlike anything the world has ever seen before. Sansar will take VR to the next level and Sansar will have live events, entertainment, education uses and much more.

Currently Sansar is in an invite-only creator preview phrase and its planned to go into the Open Beta phrase in Spring 2017.

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Further updates on the delay of the new Second Life community platform

By Daniel Voyager – Daniel Voyager’s Blog. Visit Further updates on the delay of the new Second Life community platform for original post.

Latest Community Update – (6th March 2017)

The new revamped Second Life community platform was due to go live last week but due to the large complexity of the Community migration it’s taking longer to complete apparently. For days the blog, forums, KB, Answers etc have been offline. The wait is almost over I think!

The lab have been keeping everyone updated regularly on the Community migration on the Second Life Status page under the Community Platform Maintenance section.

Today the lab are still continuing with the community migration. Hopefully the new community platform might go live possibly this week or next week. We will have to wait and see.

Some pages are still offline

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Press Release: Fashion For Life 2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FASHION FOR LIFE 2017 GETS READY TO TAKE THE STAGE!

Relay for Life of Second Life announces the first mega event of the 2017 Season, Fashion For Life 2017. The event will take place on March 5th, 2017 and run until midnight on March 19th, 2017. As always 100% of proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

The goal of the event is to provide an incredible shopping and entertainment experience featuring unique items, runway shows. Lend your support to Relay For Life, the largest and longest charity in Second Life.

Some of the past themes have been Heaven/Hell (2007), St. Patrick’s Day (2008), Pirates (2009), Fashion Capitols of the World (2010), Beyond Black and White (2011), It’s time (2012), The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World (2013), Wanderlust (2014), Tour through the Capitals (2015), and last years theme That’s Entertainment! (2016).

This years theme is… Glamorous.
Styles will range from formal to bohemian in a beautiful high fashion glamorous sim.

About Fashion For Life:
Featuring everything Fashion in SL. Another HUGE shopping event to fight cancer. Multiple sims and fabulous builds along with some of SLs best designers, who come together each year to bring fun, fashion and entertainment to the grid! This Relay For Life mega event had its beginning in 2007 when it was called, “the Clothing Fair”.

About Relay For Life of Second Life:
Relay For Life of Second Life is an annual fundraising event that takes place in Second Life in July each year. Volunteers form or join teams to have fun while fundraising and raising awareness from mid-March through mid-July. In July teams build campsites and walk a track, just like a Real World Relay. Since 2005, RFL of SL has raised over $ 3 million USD for the American Cancer Society.  Since 1985, Relay For Life has become an international movement with over 5,000 Relays being held around the world. As of July 2014, RFL of SL ranks 17 out of 5,000! In fact, RFL of SL is the most global Relay event with teams and volunteers and supporters from more than 90 countries, worldwide.

History of American Cancer Society:

Applications
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Designers | https://goo.gl/6MKhur

Bloggers | https://goo.gl/pQIjvA

Special Events | http://goo.gl/NKveWx

Media Partner | Contact DjRoseAthena

Event Timeline
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Designer Application | December 5, 2016 – January 12, 2017

Blogger Application | December 5, 2016 – January 12, 2017

Special Events | December 5, 2016 – January 12, 2017

Photos of Exclusives Due | February 10, 2017

Model List to Designers | February 11 & 12, 2017

Exclusives to models | February 17, 2017

Sim Set up for Designers | February 27, 2017 – March 3, 2017

Event Opens | March 5th, 2017

Event Closes | March 19th, 2017

Sim Clean Up |  March 20, 2017

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Fashion For Life Website
http://fashionforlifesl.blogspot.com/

Fashion For Life Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/SLFashionForLife/

Relay For Life of Second Life Website
http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/

American Cancer Society Website
http://www.cancer.org/

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Fashion For Life 2017 Event Schedule
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Main landing point:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Glam%201/129/153/24

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Event Schedule
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March 5th, 2017 – Opening Ceremony 12pm-2pm slt
DJ: Rose Mikaelson
Hostess: Gracely McKenzie (thecenterfolds)

March 11th – Fashion Show 11am slt
Hostess: Rose Mikaelson

March 8th – 6PM-8PM Live Singer
Singer: Melissa Ansley
Hostess: Rose Mikaelson

March 10th – Club party 10-12am SLT
DJ: Rhiannon Colclough
Hostess: Gracely McKenzie (thecenterfolds)

March 10th – The Dazzlers 6:30pm slt
Hostess: Rose Mikaelson

March 11th – Club Party 2pm to 4pm
DJ: Bliss Snowfall
Hostess: Suki Rexen

March 12th – Fashion Show 11am slt (Southern Agency)
Hostess:

March 12th – Relay Rap 3:30pm – 4:30pm slt
Hostess: T1Radio

March 17th – The Dazzlers 6:30pm slt
Hostess: Rose Mikaelson

March 18th – Fashion Show 11am slt
Hostess: Rose Mikaelson

March 19th – Closing Ceremony 12pm-2pm slt
DJ: Sagia
Hostess: Suki Rexen

Please spread the word about Fashion For Life 2017 happening in Second Life soon. 🙂

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The Artist’s Palette event in Second Life starts 10th March 2017

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The Artist’s Palette event will open at 8am SLT on Friday 10th March through until 31st March 2017 in Second Life. The main goal of this event is to gather at least 40 creators from across the grid of different cultures to showcase their work linking to the theme of color, creativity and culture. The event is organised by the Sunset Mist Event Management.

The Artist’s Palette
March 10- 31, 2017
Open: March 10, 2017 at 8am SL time
Ends: March 31, 2017 at 8am SL time
Organized by: Sunset Mist Event Management

THEME:  Color, Creativity and Culture

Objective.
To be able to gather content creators of SecondLife on a fair to showcase and sell 1 or more of their creations that is within the theme.
To assist in promotion of their business and creations; and, to generate income through this fair for the designer’s SL business.
To give awareness to other residents about one’s cultures through one’s creation/item or object for sale.
To aid in building awareness among residents of SecondLife on the matter of eliminating discrimination in all forms.

Goal.
Our goal is to gather at least 40 creators of different cultures to showcase their work following our theme: color, creativity and culture.
To organize events that will not just create sales and popularity but to also be able to share information and education amongst the residents.
With this, we will be able to help each other in understanding one’s culture and life. An awareness that can build respect and unity among us in SecondLife and in Real Life.
And, through this, we hope that, even in a small way, we, together with the creators, will be able to help in stopping the segregations of race, language, nationality, gender, status, et al.

Interested in participating

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The 2017 Relay For Life of Second Life Season Starts 5th March

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The 2017 Relay For Life of Second Life season officially starts at 10am SLT with the opening ceremony on Sunday 5th March 2017 over at the RFL regions. The festivities start from 9am SLT with more events planned during the day.

Team registrations are now underway and if you are interested starting a new team you can apply here.

Confirmed Upcoming RFL of SL 2017 Events



 

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